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14 December, 2006 - Matthew Bennett International

This is the last auction we will cover for 2006. It is being written at our office in Montreal at a time when the temperature is 18º below Celsius . We will have to remember this next summer when we complain about the weather being too hot!

We picked up the Canadian section of this auction on the Internet. It represented about 9% of the total lots in the sale. It was from the sale of U.S. and worldwide collections. There were no high value stamps offered, but nonetheless the quality of the items offered was unusually high and the prices equally impressive. To our surprise, amongst the Canadian lots in the sale, we found nine new record prices.

Here’s an interesting selection from the sale:


Lot 2782
Scott 36
Catalogue $60
Realized $551


It’s hard to believe that a realization that is nine times the Scott catalogue value is not a new record price. Isn’t this a lovely stamp! In fact, Unitrade places a value of $300 on this stamp in never hinged condition, so the prices realized, while high, is very understandable.


Lot 2816
Unitrade 66i
Catalogue $270
Realized $406


Numeral Set


Lot 2825
Unitrade 74i
Catalogue $22
Realized $116


Lot 2827
Scott 75
Catalogue $45
Realized $139

 


Lot 2828
Unitrade 75i
Catalogue $150
Realized $225


Lot 2831
Scott 78
Catalogue $82
Realized $301

 

 

Queen Victoria Overprints
All time record prices


Lot 2841
Scott 87
Catalogue $40
Realized $208


Lot 2842
Scott 88
Catalogue $52
Realized $220

Isn’t it remarkable that these two little stamps, which are still so common, could achieve these record breaking prices.

 

Ever popular Admirals
All at record prices


Lot 2861
Scott 108b
Catalogue $120
Realized $377

 


Lot 2863
Unitrade 110b
Catalogue $195
Realized $377


Lot 2865
Scott 114
Catalogue $52
Realized $290

 


Lot 2886
Scott 139a
Catalogue $300
Realized $551

 

This sale had 9 new record prices:

Scott No.
Description
NRPs
Previous NRPs
66i
1/2¢ Maple Leaf
$406
-
75i
1¢ Numeral
$255
$160
87
2¢ Overprint
$208
$75
88
2¢ Overprint
$220
$179
108b
3¢ Admiral - yellow brown
$377
$75
110b
4¢ Admiral - olive yellow
$377
$286
114
7¢ Admiral
$290
$240
139a
2¢ Triple surcharge
$551
$525
C2
5¢ Airmail
$162
$115


The prices realized were converted at the rate of $1 US = $1.16 Cdn.



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